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  • East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Johnson City
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"USMLE practice question. If you get one of these questions (multiple choice question with about 8 answers), you won't know how to answer it, so just stay calm and talk about how you are reasoning though it. The interviewer just wants to see how you think through a practice question." Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"What qualities do you think make an individual a good primary care physician?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"What specialties are you considering and why? What experience do you have to back up your decision?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"A doctor that interviewed me gave me an ethical situation that involved him and his family and asked if I thought that he had done the right thing." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I was given a practice USMLE Step 1 question and was asked to show how I would reason through it." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read the ETSU catalog and website, asked others that had interviewed at ETSU for advice" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are all brand new and the patient simulators are amazing. The campus is beautiful. The cost of living in Johnson City is relativly low." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There didn't seem to be much to do in Johnson City." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That medical students are allowed to conduct interviews. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Everyone at ETSU was very nice. The student that gave the tour were extremely willing to answer all of our questions. I had two interviews where the interviewers had only read my personal essay and secondary application and didn't know anything about my GPA or MCAT scores. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$301-$400

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2007

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

4 out of 10

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